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. the deficit is getting smaller. a lot smaller. the congressional budget office says it will be $400 million less than the trillion dollars deficit last year. it's down because of higher taxes. a 60 billion check to the government from fannie and freddie. there's a down side for those of us who want the government to get its finances in order, this takes the wind out of the sails of the spending, cutting movement. maybe the deficit news helped stocks, another record close for the dow, 19th this year and same story for the s&p 500, the 14th he record there this year. we're looking at a flat to slightly lower opening today, but that happened yesterday and we still went up 120 by the close. stay tuned. and suddenly, it seems that president obama's second term agenda is unravelling. and the mainstream media have turned on the administration. big government seriously questioned, my, have times have changed. in just ten days. here is the the all-government, all the time president speaking the at ohio state may the 5th. >> unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly worn the gove
like the economy and the deficit and immigration reform while congress also spends so much time focused on discovering more and doing more in oversight on the scandals and controversies. here's what he had to say. >> we have to do our job to our constituents to do oversight of the federal government, we're not getting straight answers on benghazi. we're not getting straight answers on the irs. clearly we're worried about intimidation of the press with respect to the doj scandal. that doesn't mean we're only going to do that. >> his point is they can walk and chew gum at the same time, that members of congress have this oversight responsibility, but you heard him say, very pointedly, we're not getting straight answers on benghazi, we're not getting straight answers on the irs. there is a lot of feeling by republicans and even some democrats in congress that the testimony today by the acting irs commissioner did him more harm than good. even if he's on his way out the door, there are questions about whether or not he's distant from the obama administration in this. >> don't forget the ap
in principle on an immigration reform framework. and there was some positive news on the deficit. but both of those items will take a long time to pay dividends. and the administration will have to still fight the crises for now, if they ever want to be able to maximize both of these agenda items in the long term. wolf? >> jessica yellin over at the white house, thanks very much. let's dig a little bit deeper now with our chief political correspondent, host of the "state of the union" candy crowley. the president trying to change the subject today, didn't work that well, because the subject is still out there. >> there's a formula for presidents who get into political trouble. and it begins with trying to change the questions. which he did pretty well, i think, in the rose garden, at least it was a good first step. went out there and said, okay, what we really noo ed is money to help secure the embassies. that was his response to the benghazi problem. he talked about the irs, and said, well, this was done, because i take these leaks very seriously, because they endanger americans. put it i
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